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Was “Vaimaye Vellum” removed from the stamp of the Tamil Nadu government?

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Removal of the Tamil words “Vaimaiye Vellum” which were in the symbol of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

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The meme post, which was published on the Facebook page of Karthik Tamilan in 2019 and was shared by over 5,000 people, shows the stamp of the Madras High Court stating that the Tamil words “Vaimaiye Vellum” have been removed from the government seal of Tamil Nadu. In that post social media users tagged Youturn page and asked for authenticity.

When we searched for the Tamil words “Vaimaye Vellum” which were stamped by the Government of Tamil Nadu, we were able to see that the words “Vaimaiye Vellum” have not been removed from the websites of the Government of Tamil Nadu. If the Tamil words “Vaimaiye Vellum” had been removed, there would have been protests in Tamil Nadu. But, there is no such thing.

The stamp on the viral photo is the stamp of the Chennai High Court. When you visit the website of the Chennai High Court, the stamp only features English and Hindi. The stamp can also be found in the judgment of the Chennai High Court.

However, in Chennai High Court they are not currently modified for a long time only English and Hindi were featured. Yes, we know the Chennai High Court as the oldest court. However, Tamil has not yet been made the official language.

Speaking to Lawyer of Chennai High Court on behalf of Youturn he said, “As the official languages of the Central Government are English and Hindi, so only English and Hindi are featured on the stamp.”

In 2016, under the headline “Tamil should be declared as the language of litigation in the High Court: Karunanidhi”, the Central Government accepted the request to declare Tamil as the language of litigation in The Central Government. In response to this request court should soon declare Tamil as the case language of the Chennai High Court.” the late DMK leader Karunanidhi was quoted as saying.

On March 20, 2020, The Hindu reported that the state government was trying to bring Tamil as the official language in the Chennai High Court, according to Tamil Nadu Law Minister CV Shanmugam.

There are constant protests and demands to bring Tamil as the official language in the Chennai High Court. But, many times it has been rejected. Requests are being made to the Central Government for this.

Conclusion

In our search, they have been spreading the rumour that the Tamil words  “Vaimaiye Vellum” (Truth alone triumphs) have been removed from the seal of the Government of Tamil Nadu with comparing the English and Hindi language on the seal of the Chennai High Court. Tamil is not the official language of the Chennai High Court. Therefore, it is understandable that only English and Hindi language are featured.

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